José Mayoral is a Chile-based architect currently teaching at Universidad Catolica de Chile and at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. He is curating the next Chilean Biennial entitled Diálogos Impostergables and he is the founding partner of the architecture firm PRACTICA. Trained as an architect in both Spain and the Netherlands (2010), José holds a Master in Architecture from Harvard University (2014) where he obtained the Harvard Faculty Design Award upon graduation. Additionally, José has worked in several architectural firms including Herzog and de Meuron in Basel (2010-2012), Abalos-Sentkiewicz in Cambridge (2014) and RMA in Boston (2014-2015). He has taught courses and studios in institutions including Universidad Católica de Chile (2016) and the Harvard Graduate School of Design where he was appointed a teaching associate (2014-2015). His work has been exhibited at MoMa (2015) and he has co-designed the Ephemeral Urbanism Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. He is the co-editor of Planning for Conservation: Looking at Agra (2015) and the coauthor of the Ephemeral Urbanism: Cities in Constant Flux book series (2016). Furthermore, José has also received many awards including the ARQUIA grant (2010), Talentia Scholarship (2014), the Harvard Faculty Award (2014) and a nomination for the Young Architects Program at MoMA (2015).